The Politics

by Aristotle

Other authorsCarnes Lord (Translator)
Paperback, 1985


University of Chicago Press (1985), Edition: New edition, 290 pages


In The PoliticsAristotle addresses the questions that lie at the heart of political science. How should society be ordered to ensure the happiness of the individual? Which forms of government are best and how should they be maintained? By analysing a range of city constitutions - oligarchies, democracies and tyrannies - he seeks to establish the strengths and weaknesses of each system, and to decide which are the most effective, in theory and in practice. A hugely significant work, which has influenced thinkers as diverse as Thomas Aquinas and Machiavelli, The Politicsremains an outstanding commentary on fundamental political issues and concerns, and provides fascinating insights into the workings and attitudes of the Greek city-state. The introductions by T. A. Sinclair and Trevor J. Saunders discusses the influence of The Politicson philosophers, its modern relevance and Aristotle's political beliefs. This edition contains Greek and English glossaries, and a bibliography for further reading.… (more)


Original language


Original publication date

4th century BCE

Physical description

290 p.; 9.06 inches


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